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All You Need is Love

Valentines is a few days away.
Here are some hip and haute ideas to help you celebrate

For the perfect outfit

David Meister
Off-the-Shoulder Floral Sheath Dress, Pink


Saint Laurent Tribute Shoe

Romantic Staycations

Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE
800 Sorella Court

Slip away and escape with the one you love to Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE. The "Ti-Amo - I Love You" romance package starts at $239 per couple and includes luxurious overnight accommodations, breakfast for two through room service, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and complimentary valet or self-parking.

The Westin at The Woodlands
2 Waterway Square Place

 The Westin at The Woodlands loves locals. Kick off Valentine’s early at the spectacular and newly debuted hotel on The Waterway, just steps from a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Special Resident Rates packages start at just $161 per room, per night for the weekend of February 10.

Sweet Treats 

Petite Sweets is a one stop shop for all your sweet treats for February 14, 2017. They will start offering these special treats this Friday through February 14th. Petite Sweets delivers within 5 miles of the store for Free but it must be scheduled via the store directly.

In addition to our usual offerings, we will offer the following:
Chocolate Dipped Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats - $3
Heart Shaped Whoopie Pies - $3
Champagne Mini Cupcakes - $2
Macarons with calligraphy ranging from $3-$3.50
Cake Balls decorated for Valentine's Day - $2.50
Sugar Cookies decorated for Valentine's Day - $2

Petite Sweets
2700 W. Alabama

H-Town Update

Annual blacktie event benefitting
American Heart Association set for Saturday, Feb. 18

The Houston Heart Ball benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to announce Memorial Hermann Health System and Jack and Debbie Moore as honorees for the upcoming event chaired by Texas Medical Center’s President and CEO Dr. Robert C. Robbins. The annual black-tie fundraising gala themed “Secret Garden” and held at the Hilton Americas Downtown will welcome hundreds of Houston’s most notable philanthropists and medical and business leaders to support the AHA’s mission to fight heart diseases and stroke. “While deaths from cardiovascular diseases have dropped 70 percent since 1968, an estimated 800,000 Americans will die from some form of cardiovascular disease this year,” Robbins said. “Heart disease remains the no. 1 killer of Americans and there is much work to be done. I have no doubt that the Houston community will join me in the fight against heart disease and stroke and support the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association.”

Dr. Benjamin K. Chu, President and CEO at Memorial Hermann Health System will accept the award for 2017 Heart Ball Corporate Honoree. ” Jack and Debbie Moore will receive the 2017 community honoree distinction from the AHA. The Moore’s are heavily involved in the Houston community and are committed to making it a better, healthier place to live. They have supported the mission of the American Heart Association for more than five years. Most recently, Jack served as the Chairman, President, and CEO of Cameron International Corporation. Prior to joining Cameron in 1999, he worked at Baker Hughes for 23 years. Along with recognizing these honorees, the AHA will share the love story of Tim Singletary and Joanne Houck, a couple brought together thanks to research advancements for the treatment of congenital heart defects. Singletary, a former patient of the late Dr. Denton Cooley, was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot or “blue baby syndrome” in 1964, when the odds were stacked again him for survival.

The annual Houston Heart Ball is a highly-anticipated, black tie occasion that brings together over 800 business and community leaders to help raise funds to support the AHA’s mission, encourage heart-healthy habits and celebrate the progress made toward ending heart disease and stroke. This year’s event hopes to raise $2.8 million, the highest goal in the event’s 34-year history. In an effort to continue to elevate awareness and education of heart disease and stroke in the Greater Houston area, AHA will also host the Montgomery County Heart Ball on the same night.

The Houston Heart Ball is sponsored locally by Texas Medical Center, The Friedkin Group/Gulf States Toyota, Service Corporation International and Silver Eagle Distributors/Bob Boblitt. Additional sponsors include: Cox Automotive, Fred Haas Toyota, Sterling McCall Automotive Group, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Norton Rose Fulbright, Schlumberger, Texas Children’s Hospital, The Crane Family Foundation and Wier Enterprises.

The Houston Heart Ball will be held at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Doors to the expo will open at 6 p.m. where guests will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items, including a European Cruises for Two, a trip to the MTV Movie Awards and more.

Additionally, for the first time, BMW has generously donated a hot-on-the-market 2017 BMW 530i for a raffle at this year’s event. The 530i, valued at $52,195, made its world premiere in January at the Detroit Auto Show. The winner need not be present to win. For official rules, visit houstonheartball.heart.org. For tickets or table sponsorship, please contact Shelly Millwee at shelly.millwee@heart.org or (832) 918-4035.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Sets Opening Date for Feb. 22

260+ whiskeys, barrel-aged cocktails & comfort food on tap at 4310 Westheimer

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations – the hotly anticipated whiskey bar with American comfort food from Newport Beach, Calif. – is slated to open on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Owners John “JT” Reed, Leslie Nguyen and Vinnie Capizzi and their team, who now call Houston home after relocating last summer, are currently putting the finishing touches on the 6,900-square-foot space at 4310 Westheimer Rd. The rustic, industrial-chic interior – with 14-foot ceilings, stained concrete floors and expertly finished reclaimed wood, steel and brick – will seat 220 guests, with 40 additional patio seats on 2,000 square feet of patio space.

Bosscat’s signature glass-enclosed Whiskey Room will house one of the largest whiskey selections in Houston, with more than 260 offerings ranging from local whiskeys such as Yellow Rose, Balcones, Herman Marshall and TX, to rare, sought-after allocations from around the world. The Whiskey Room also will be home to a limited number of whiskey lockers for VIP guests and a 12-seat table for private dining and private whiskey tastings.

Bar Director Matt Sharp will oversee a seasonally rotating cocktail menu with signatures including The Bosscat (Basil Hayden’s bourbon, citrus bitters, rosemary), House Old Fashioned (made with Maker’s Mark) and Bosslady Vol. 2 (Wild Turkey bourbon, blackberry citrus-infused syrup, thyme). A rack of whiskey barrels – dubbed a “mini-rickhouse” – will allow Bosscat to offer a rotating selection of barrel-aged cocktails, with a private barrel-aging program to be announced soon. A full array of spirits, wine and 10 rotating draft beers will also be available from behind Bosscat’s 360-degree center bar.

Chef Peter Petro’s innovative menu will place an emphasis on local ingredients, with beef from 44 Farms, pork from Black Hill Meats and bread from Kraftsmen Baking. In addition to staples such as the Bosscat Burger (bacon, cheese, black garlic sauce) and Cajun Brick Chicken (brick-crisped spicy chicken breast with Carolina dirty rice), new menu items for the Houston location will include Pork Belly Poutine (Bosscat Fries with crisp pork belly, Ellsworth Creamery cheese curds and Andouille sausage gravy, optional duck fat fried egg) and the Bosscat Press (slow-roasted BBQ pulled pork, ham, cheese, house-made pickles, mustard on an American baguette).

Levy Park

Grammy Award Winning Band Grupo Fantasma headlines Grand Finale for Levy Park Grand Re-Opening Celebration on February 25

Grupo Fantasma will lead the Grand Finale Celebration for the reopening of Levy Park on February 25, performing on its beautiful new pavilion stage from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This will be the culmination of a day-long celebration, beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at 10 a.m. and showcasing the newly renovated, six-acre urban park located in the Upper Kirby District of Houston.

The Pavilion is a beautifully-designed structure with an arching roofline, 2,000 square-foot stage, 23 skylights, nighttime up-lighting, and a mini-amphitheater for kids’ programs, perfect for any number of music-related performances. With its adjoining 42,000 square foot Event Lawn, the Pavilion is expected to be one of the Park’s most popular features, offering an array of programming for all ages and interests.

Levy Park is located at 3801 Eastside, with street parking available on Wakeforest Avenue and Eastside Street, and garage parking at 2925 Richmond (entrance on Richmond) for $2/hour. Ride-sharing, walking, and biking are encouraged.

Nationally-Acclaimed Chef Tim Love’s
“Woodshed” to Open at Levy Park

Tim Love

The Levy Park Conservancy has announced that the flagship restaurant Woodshed, planned for Levy Park, will be led by nationally acclaimed Texas-based Chef, Tim Love. In addition to the restaurant, tentatively scheduled to open in mid-2018, Love and his team will also operate concessions for the Park’s food kiosk and a double decker bus, modified for beverage service and planned for the Park’s beer garden, both currently scheduled to open later this year. The Woodshed will showcase Love’s signature urban western cuisine that has won him both popular and critical accolades.

For more information about Levy Park, please go to levyparkhouston.org, call us at 713-522-PARK, or follow us on social media at Twitter: @levyparkhouston; Instagram: Instagram.com/levypark and Facebook: facebook.com/LevyParkHou/.


Houston Philanthrophy


Jack and Debbie Moore with Dr. Robert Robbins

American Heart Association and Houston Heart Ball Chair Dr. Robert C. Robbins, Texas Medical Center President & CEO and member of the AHA Board of Directors, will transform the Hilton Americas ballroom into a French-inspired “secret garden” complete with elegant green and white décor for the annual Houston Heart Ball set for Saturday, Feb. 18. An invitation-only reception, sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, was held on Jan. 26 at Third Coast in the Texas Medical Center to thank sponsors and recognize this year’s Heart Ball community and corporate honorees.

Laura Bellows, Dr. Daniel Penny, Yuliya Verratenakova

Attendees were treated to a sneak-peak of auction items including an exclusive trip to the MTV Movie Awards, a trip with the Houston Rockets team on their private jet to a game and an European Cruise for two. Additionally, guests had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a hot on the market 2017 BMW 530i, which premiered just a few weeks at the Detroit Auto show and is valued at $52,195. One lucky winner will be announced at the Heart Ball. Individual tickets to the event are $1,000 with tables beginning at $10,000. For ticket information, please contact Katy Todd at katy.todd@heart.org or (832) 918-4049, or go online to houstonheartball.heart.org.

Photos by Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design


Peter Boudreaux, lleana Trevino, Raye G. White,
Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza, Trini Mendenhall, Cyndy Garza-Roberts, Paul Posoli
Photo by Kim Coffman

Nearly 900 supporters of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory High School of Houston celebrated Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the new Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston. The first gala at the beautiful, expansive space had the place rocking with the “Moonlight Serenade” theme, and The Big Beyond dance band from Atlanta packed the dance floor. Chairs Trini Mendenhall, Cyndy Garza Roberts and Ileana Trevino were thrilled with the success of the first event of the social season and the night’s proceeds of more than $1.5 million in support of the school. The room glowed with the centerpieces in keeping with the moonlight theme. Monitors scattered around the room kept the guests updated on the Texans game during the evening.

Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza opened the evening with the invocation. Remarks from school President Paul Posoli brought cheers from the crowd. “I’m inspired every day by the determination, courage and ‘can do’ attitude of our students,” Posoli said. “This year, we will graduate our largest class ever of 135 students. Those students have already received 264 acceptances to 85 different colleges and universities. I’m confident that these young men and women are the future leaders of our great city, and as Father Martinez often said, will transform the world as men and women for others.”

As the senior class walked to the stage for recognition, everyone sprang to their feet clapping. Students stayed on the stage to welcome honoree Raye G. White, the inaugural recipient of the Father TJ Martinez, SJ, Legacy Award; she also received a standing ovation. White remembered her first meeting with the school founder, the late Father TJ Martinez, and how his energy and vision made her a believer in the mission of the school. The live auction had hands flying in the air to vie for unique items, including a yacht dinner cruise in Galveston. The dance floor closed down at 1 a.m. as the crowd of generous supporters partied all night

Bo’s Place Starts the Race for Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes

Over 100 supporters enjoyed a summery weather night Wednesday, February 8, hosted by IW Marks Jewelers to kickoff the upcoming Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes benefiting Bo’s Place. The Kentucky Derby event will be chaired by Megan and Luke Hotze and Hannah and Cal McNair on Saturday, May 6. Derby Day attire, complete with fashionable hats, was modeled from Tootsies.

Megan Hotze, Hannah McNair, Joanne and Brad Marks

What jewelry and hat to wear was a hot topic of discussion as guests sipped on everyone’s favorite adult mini-milkshake, “No Minors,” Caswell & Co signature take on a Brandy Alexander. I W Marks will give a percentage of sales this weekend to the event. For information on Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes contact Andrea Sivells, 713 -942-8339.


Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

February 15

Shop Neiman Marcus for special offers during The Fashion Event

February 16

Get in the Game Young Life Gala

February 18

American Heart Association Heart Ball in Houston

February 24

Ninth Annual “Making a Difference Luncheon Benefiting El Centro de Corazon

February 27

4th Annual Heroes in Health Sporting Clay Shoot

March 3

Children at Risk Event at Match

March 9

Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion

March 22

On the Move Luncheon benefiting the National MS Society

March 24

2017 Kickstart Kids “Heroes Among Us” Gala

March 30

2017 Houston Hospice Butterfly -Luncheon

April 20

For more information about The Children’s Assessment Center and ticketts please feel free to
visit their website at www.cachouston.org or contact Madelyn Perry, Development Coordinator at Madelyn.Perry@cac.hctx.net or 713-986-3370.

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